Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP)

On July 12, 2013, the United States and the European Union began the first round of negotiations in pursuit of a comprehensive, trans-Atlantic free trade agreement. The EU is the world’s largest importer of agricultural products and food. But despite the continued growth of this market, U.S. market share is shrinking. The ability of U.S. exporters to penetrate the European market remains constrained by tariff and non-tariff trade barriers. The negotiation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) offers a major opportunity to address these unjustified barriers.

Why Trade Promotion Authority is Essential for U.S. Agriculture and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

T-TIP Information from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Data & Analysis

December 9, 2014
According to the German parliament's scientific service, T-TIP could force Germany to abolish its plans for labeling for food from animals fed with GMO feed.
November 6, 2014
FAS Berlin brought a speaker presenting on the U.S. food safety system and policy to a T-TIP workshop in Germany.
May 6, 2014
Exports of high-value, processed food products have been a significant contributor to the strongest five-year period for agricultural exports in U.S. history.